davewill wrote: Yodrak wrote:
daniel wrote:I've long advocated a $15 per gallon tax on gas for this purpose.
Yeah, that's pretty steep, although it's pretty difficult to undervalue
the impact fossil fuels have had on the environment. If we had to pay the FULL cost of our cars' fuel, EVs would be jumping into people's garages. Right along with PVs onto our roofs.
Pollution, degradation of the environment, and depletion of a NON-RENEWABLE resource is placing a burden on your children which will be many times greater than what you would pay if gas was $19 a gallon ($4 + $15 tax). FAILURE to tax gasoline at a rate commensurate with the damage it causes to our environment and the distortions it causes to our balance of trade is placing a debt burden on future generations for which they will curse our memories and will wish us to burn in hell for all eternity. (Which makes me glad I don't believe in hell!) When we burn gasoline in cars we are stealing from the future. Worse: we are obligating them to an insupportable debt at a crushing rate of interest. Of course, a lot of people think it's a great bargain: We get to consume the resource, and someone else has to pay the cost.
Before WWII we used public transportation and lived closer to work. Our present transportation-dependent life style is a CHOICE we have made, which, if not reversed, will condemn future generations to a life style the peasants of medieval Europe would have considered a step down.
Reserved afternoon of 4/20.
"You can order" email late September, but was out of the country so...
Ordered very early October.
Dashboard says: more of the usual worthless Nissan b.s.
(Not on spreadsheet cuz I can't figure it out.)